The romantic city of Heidelberg will capture your heart! Heidelberg was hit during the 17th century, but rebuilt in the 18th century with a lot of amazing buildings. A walk through the old and narrow streets will stay in your memory forever! It is a beautiful small city in the heart of Germany with a lot of landmarks. The city is known for the historical Castle, the Alte Brücke (old Bridge) with the cute luck monkey and the Student Jail.

Heidelberg is one of the top tourist destinations in Germany,with more than 1 million visitors every year. 

Things to do in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle

The Heidelberg Castle is the famous ruin, which was party rebuilt in the 17 and 18th century. You can walk there within 20 minutes or take the Heidelberger Bergbahn, a railway, which runs from the market square to the top of the mountain.  Enjoy the nice view and the mystic atmosphere.

The Castle in Heidelberg is amazing! 


Heidelbergs beautiful castle

Old Town Heidelberg

We loved going for a walk in the Old Town of Heidelberg, where the streets are narrow and the Houses are cute. There are so many things to explore. We walked by a nice old town market, where they sold fresh fruits and vegetables, german sausages and different specialities. 


Market Heidelberg


Old Bridge

The Old bridge was built by Karl Theodor and is an old stone bridge crossing the Neckar river. It looks very nice, especially in spring and summer.

There is a little monkey with a golden disc sitting at the bridge. Rub the golden disk for good luck!


lucky monkey on the old bridge

Philosophers Way

This rough path got the name during the Romantic Period, because a lot of philosophers and professors walked their for the great views of the town. 

Famous German poets got inspired by their walks on the epic path.

It is located at the Neckar River and leads through the vineyards.

Student Jail

This jail is not that strict than a regular jail, but miscreants students were kept there for a few days. The walls are covered with graffiti and arts. It was used from the 1780s until 1914.

Old University Heidelberg 

The Old University is a magnificent historic building in Heidelberg. The Student Jail is located in the back of the University.


Hotel in Heidelberg

We booked the Exzellenz Hotel in Heidelberg and had a great stay there! The Hotel is the perfect mixture of the famous Jugendstil and modern art. Our Hotel room was really nice, the breakfast so delicious and we can highly recommend everybody to stay at the Exzellenz Hotel if you are going to visit Heidelberg!


Read more on our Blog Post about the Exzellenz Hotel

Restaurants in Heidelberg

Heidelberg has a lot of restaurants, bars and cafes, where traveler can get delicious food from different countries. The Exzellenz Hotel has an exzellent restaurants, called season, which offers high quality dishes! 

Transportation in Heidelberg

We went there by car, but it is also possible to go by train or bus. In the Old Town, where are the landmarks are, you can walk or take the Straßenbahn, which is a railway.


Best Hotel In Heidelberg: Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg

Heidelberg is said to be one of the most popular cities in Germany and we can confirm that this is a really beautiful city with tons of flair. We chose the Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg for our 2 day city trip to Heidelberg and we were really impressed with the Hotel’s great location.

Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg – the place to be


Old Bridge in beautiful Heidelberg


Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg Entrance in a great location

The Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg was renovated in the year 2015 and it satisfied us with the modern design and high comfort. The beautiful rooms are individually furnished, which we loved because it made us feel at home.


beautiful furnished hotel rooms with Haribo on the bed 🙂


new and very clean bathroom


view from our Hotel room

The restaurant “Season”, belongs to the Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg is just around the corner along with plenty of parking spots. We were happy to have a parking at the Hotel because it is often hard to find parking in german cities. It was only a few minutes walking to the pedestrian area and to many historical landmarks of Heidelberg.

The lobby of the art nouveau house is furnished very inviting and cozy. The breakfast buffet is in the great atmosphere in the lobby and for the rest of the day where they offer coffee and pastries.

The staff of the Hotel is nice and friendly. They have city maps at the reception and can help you plan your exciting day in Heidelberg.

The modern restaurant “Season” serves seasonal dishes. At the moment they have venison, which is perfect for the cold month. The amazing atmosphere invites to end the day with a glass of vine, champagne or german beer.

Our stay at the Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg was outstanding and we can highly recommend anyone to book this modern and first class Hotel.

 Check out more information about the Exzellenz Hotel and book it here: Exzellenz hotel Heidelberg Heidelberg


We love the Exzellenz Hotel Heidelberg!

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